Orleans Town Hall
Office Hours: Staff:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm Robert F. Henderson, Jr. – Clerk/Treasurer
Saturday & Sunday: Closed Theresa Nevill – Utilities Clerk
Janie Baker – Accounts Payable Clerk
Phone: (812) 865-2539 ~ Fax: (812) 865-3413
177 North Franklin Street
Orleans, IN 47452
It is our mission to maintain and improve the infrastructure of our Town for all of it’s citizens by looking to the past but keeping our eyes to the future. We seek to provide the best possible services for our citizens at a minimum cost and to meet the needs of Orleans in a warm personal way.
Agency Functions: Snow removal, public area mowing, street repairs, maintenance and general upkeep on the town.
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3:30pm Simon Sprigler – Town Superintendent
Saturday & Sunday: Closed Jared R. Brown – Laborer
Dan Houchin – Laborer
Phone: 812-865-3207 ~ Emergency Number after hours: 812-865-2222
1018 S. Maple Street
Orleans, IN 47452
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3:30pm Jared R. Brown – Water Systems Operator
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Phone: 812 865 2539 ~ Emergency Number after hours: 812-865-2222
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3:30pm Kirt Daugherty – WWTP Superintendent
Saturday & Sunday: Closed Chris Nelson – Assistant Operator
Phone: 812-865-2858 ~ Emergency Number after hours: 812-865-2222
Keeping the environment clean through technology is the primary purpose of the Orleans Wastewater Facility.
The first sewer lines were installed in the 1930’s by the W.P.A. and the first sewer plant was built in 1940 on the existing grounds. The next plant was establish in 1963 and consisted of a digester, a raw and primary clarifier, a final clarifier and a chlorine contact tank. During this period chlorine was used for disinfection of the final effluent before discharging into the sinkhole. Today’s existing treatment plant was built in 1990 and 1991.
In 2013 all of the town’s orginal sewers were repaired or replaced and the WWTP underwent some minor improvements along with the construction of a new lift station.
Due to the stringent limits set by the state on our effluent requirements. These parameters are recorded daily and sent to the I.D.E.M. monthly. Today’s plant is capable of treating 220,000 gallons per day and still meet our permit requirements. In Orleans today, there is approximately 64,000 lineal feet of sewer lines, one main lift station, two sub-lift stations and one lift station for the industrial park.
Treatment Facility Description
The discharge is currently operating a 0.22 MGD Class II oxidation ditch type wastewater treatment plant containing a bar screen, primary settling tank, sludge thickener, bio-roughing tank, oxidation ditch, two final clarifiers, ultra-violet (uv) light disinfection, post aeration ditches and a parchall flume flow metering device.